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Morning Exercise May Be Best for Weight Control, New Study Finds

Moderate-to-vigorous exercise in the morning benefits both weight management and health outcomes, new research shows.

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Exercise is crucial to recovering from a stroke, helping victims regain lost physical and mental function.

And stroke survivors are more likely to remain physically active -- or even exercise more than before -- if they have access to a neighborhood rec center or gym, a new study finds.

The odds of a patient being more active in recovery than before their stroke was 57% higher among...

Even small increases in a man's cardio fitness can significantly reduce his risk of developing prostate cancer, researchers report.

An annual increase in aerobic fitness of 3% or more is linked to a 35% lower risk of prostate cancer, according to a report published Jan. 30 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

“Improvements in [cardiorespiratory fitness] in adult men...

Using two feet or two wheels to get back and forth to work each day could reduce the inflammation that leads to cancer, heart disease and diabetes, new research shows.

So-called "active commuting" -- walking or biking to work -- for at least 45 minutes daily lowered levels of a blood marker for inflammation called C-reactive protein (CRP), Finnish researchers report.

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Even a little exercise can counter the harms of sitting all day, a new study suggests.

Prolonged sitting raises your odds for an early death, but just 20 to 25 minutes of physical activity a day may offset that risk, researchers found.

"If people, for any reason, are sedentary for most of the day, small amounts of physical activity will still lower the risk of death substantially," ...

Being fit doesn't just help your body -- it also helps your mind, a new study reports.

People in better physical condition appear to have less need for drugs to treat mood disorders, Norwegian researchers have found.

“We find that people who are in better shape fill fewer prescriptions for anxiety and depression medications,” said senior author

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  • People can help reduce their odds of developing atrial fibrillation or stroke through one piece of standard medical advice: stay fit.

    According to a new study in 15,000 people, physical fitness was found to have a lower likelihood of these conditions. The findings will be presented this weekend at the

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  • First Lady Jill Biden gains at least some of her inner strength by working on her physical strength.

    Featured in the September issue of Women's Health magazine, Biden, 72, talks about waking at 5:45 a.m. most days to fit in a workout.

    That includes jogging on the White House driveway, bicycle rides when getting away to the family beach home in Delaware and spin classes whil...

    Pickleball is a hot trend and it's getting folks exercising who haven't been so active in a long time.

    It's also racking up injuries — both overuse type and acute traumas — often in those aged 50 and up.

    A new poll suggests these players are forgoing care when they hurt their knees, wrists and rotator cuffs. Sports medicine experts are urging them not to ignore their nagging pai...

    Someone who wants to work out, socialize and feel the beat at the same time may want to put on their dancing shoes.

    Dancing has many health benefits, according to a doctor from the Hospital for Special Surgery in West Palm Beach, Fla., who is a competitive ballroom dancer.

    “I have patients ranging in age from young children to 90-year-old adults who enjoy Latin and other styles of...

    A man's cardio fitness might influence whether he'll develop -- or survive -- three of the most common cancers in males, a new Swedish study reports.

    Higher levels of cardio fitness are associated with a significantly lower risk of developing colon and lung cancers, researchers report.

    Cardio fitness also plays a role in a man's likelihood of surviving prostate, colon and lung cance...

    Running is a fantastic workout. It burns fat, improves heart function and strengthens bones.

    Yet, that first step out the door in a new pair of running shoes might seem intimidating. It can also cause injury if you're not properly prepared.

    That's why it's helpful to know the basics about beginning this more intense exercise routine.

    “Too many people get injured running b...

    Starting a walking routine is simple because it requires so little: comfortable, supportive walking shoes and your own two feet.

    Unlike gym workouts, the initial expense is small and the schedule is flexible.

    “Walking's a great way to work out because we can integrate it into our daily lives,” said

    Millions of adults spend too much time at a desk or in front of a screen, and experts have long advised them to sit less, move more.

    But if lower blood pressure, lower blood sugar and a mood boost are the goals, what's the bare minimum of movement that will get the job done?

    Apparently just five minutes of walking every 30 minutes.

    That's the finding of a small, new study that...

    After COVID-19, resuming regular exercise may be harder, and new research suggests this may be one more symptom of long COVID.

    For the study, the researchers reviewed 38 published studies that tracked the exercise performance of more than 2,000 people who had had COVID-19. Ulti...

    Kids who walk, skateboard or ride their bikes to school when they are young are more likely to keep it up as they get older, reaping the health benefits, recent research suggests.

    “The walk to school is a wonderful moment in the day that provides children a glimpse of living an active lifestyle,” said study...

    It might seem incongruous, but new research suggests that teens who engage in more physical activity may vape m...

    Looking for a new reason to work out?

    Here's a good one: Regular exercise appears to significantly reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, a large international research review has found.

    And, if you do get COVID, the study found, routine moderate and/or intense exercise dramatically lowers your...

    Children are not as physically fit as their parents were when they were kids, and this will likely harm them as the Earth warms, new research claims.

    The findings are based on a comprehensive review of more than 150 studies that looked at how children maintain physical activity, exercise and cope with heat, as well as how thi...

    Medical and recreational marijuana use has surged across the United States as more states legalize the drug, but young female athletes may want to think twice before taking a toke.

    A new study from the University of Northern Colorado connects regular cannabis use in fit young wome...

    Want to get fit and stay fit? Arlington, Va., may be the city for you: For the fifth year in a row, it has been named the fittest city in America.

    Meanwhile, the title of the least fit city goes to Oklahoma City, according to the annual fitnes...

    Keeping your body well-fueled and hydrated is a must during outdoor summer sports and exercise, a nutrition expert says.

    "For summer workouts, it's important to make sure that adequate carbohydrates, fluids and electrolytes are consumed," said sports dietitian Kristen Chang, assistant director of the master's program in nutrition and dietetics at Virginia Tech University.

    "You need...

    If there was something you could do to ward off Alzheimer's disease, would you do it?

    If so, a new study has a suggestion: Get moving.

    Participants who were most physically fit were 33% less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than the least fit, the researchers found. And those whose fitnes...

    Alan Holman didn't stop exercising when told he had cancer, and he's glad of it, now that U.K. researchers say moderate exercise may improve chemotherapy outcomes in esophageal cancer patients.

    Holman, 70, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in December 2016, shortly after retiring from his job as a facilities manager at a shopping mall in Britain. Like many patients, he underwent

    Don't let a picture-perfect snowfall turn deadly.

    Shoveling snow can cause heart attacks or sudden cardiac arrest in folks with heart conditions and even in those who are unaware that they have heart disease, the American Heart Association (AHA) warns.

    "Shoveli...

    Seniors, looking for a way to stay mentally quick and physically strong? Start scrubbing.

    Researchers from Singapore say housework may be a key to keeping your brain sharp as you age.

    Their new study found that in older adults, cleaning house was tied to a better memory and attention span, a...

    Better health and self-image might just be a samba or some funky moves away.

    That's true for postmenopausal women who, a new study says, can dance their way to better physical and emotional health.

    "In addition to the positive effects on physical, metabolic and mental health aspects, dance promotes a moment of leisure, fun, socialization, self-knowledge and many other benefits," sai...

    Your health and fitness apps may have privacy issues that put your personal information at risk, researchers warn.

    "This analysis found serious problems with privacy and inconsistent privacy practices in mHealth [mobile health] apps. Clinicians should be aware of these and articulate them to patients when determining the benefits and risks," lead study author Muhammad Ikram and his co-aut...

    People hospitalized for COVID-19 are often discharged in much worse shape than before their illness - underscoring the value of preventing severe cases with vaccination.

    In a new study, researchers found that during the pandemic's early months, almost half of COVID-19 patients discharged from their health system had some degree of "functional decline."

    That's a broad category includ...

    A native South American population that lives a pre-industrial lifestyle may have a slower rate of brain aging than the typical Westerner, a new study finds.

    The study focused on the Tsimane population, whose roughly 16,000 members dwell in a remote part of the Bolivian Amazon. They live by farming, hunting, gathering and fishing - a lifestyle devoid of processed food, couch time and stre...

    For people worried about developing dementia due to their family history, a preliminary study offers some good news: A healthy lifestyle might curb your risk.

    Researchers found that older adults with healthy habits had a lower risk of developing dementia, versus the less health-conscious -- even if a parent or sibling had suffered from the brain disease.

    Lifestyle choices did not er...

    Critical care nurses with poor mental and physical health are more likely to make mistakes, but a more supportive work environment could improve the situation, a new study suggests.

    "It's critically important that we understand some of the root causes that lead to those errors and do everything we can to prevent them," said lead author Bernadette Melnyk, dean of the College of Nursing at ...

    A U.S. hospital has seen a surge in the number of kids with a life-threatening complication of type 2 diabetes.

    The trend at Children's Hospital Los Angeles highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic may be affecting kids' health in unexpected ways, according to a new study led by Dr. Lily Chao, interim medical diabetes director.

    Her team noticed in March 2020 that an increasing number of...

    If you plan to resume running after an extended break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to ease back in, one expert advises.

    "There are a lot of good programs, including Couch to 5K or C25K, that focus on increasing running slowly up to about 3 miles or 30 minutes," said physical therapist Grace Neurohr, a running and bio-motion specialist for the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthope...

    Extra padding around the belly can spell trouble for the heart, even if you're not technically overweight.

    That's among the conclusions of a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA), where experts lay out the heart risks of being "apple-shaped."

    It encourages doctors to dust off those old-fashioned tape measures and make waist circumference part of patients...

    Most people know obesity can lead to diabetes or heart disease, but excess weight can play a role in cancer, too, researchers say.

    A new study found that breast cancer survivors who are overweight have a statistically significant increased risk of developing a second primary cancer - one not connected to their previous cancer.

    The risk likely owes to shared risk factors between the ...

    Dialysis is time-consuming, making it hard for kidney failure patients to keep fit. But cycling during treatment sessions could boost patients' heart health and cut medical costs, new research shows.

    Dialysis can lead to long-term scarring of the heart, which can eventually lead to heart failure, so British researchers decided to find out if exercise could reduce these side effects.

    A cloth mask can limit your ability to exercise, so it might be a good idea to alter your workouts when wearing one, researchers say.

    Some previous studies have assessed how surgical face masks might impact exercise, but few have looked at cloth masks.

    In a new study, researchers compared the exercise performance of 31 healthy adults (aged 18 to 29) who ran on a treadmill to the poi...

    Turning down the music at your fitness classes won't affect the intensity of your workout, researchers say.

    It's common for fitness instructors to crank up the volume -- sometimes to levels loud enough to damage hearing -- because they think it will help students work harder.

    But researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found there's no link between music volume ...

    If you're getting back into walking, running or outdoor sports this spring after months on the couch, you could be at risk for a common injury known as a stress fracture.

    It's a small break or crack caused by repeated impact on a bone that is starting to weaken from overdoing it, and feet are particularly vulnerable, according to Dr. Mark Drakos. He is an orthopedic surgeon specializing i...

    Looking to shed some of those pandemic pounds? A new analysis says wearables like Fitbit and Apple Watch can help people slim down.

    The researchers examined studies involving commercial health wearables and adults who were overweight/obese or had a chronic health condition.

    After daily moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for a period between a month and a year, participants lost ...

    People really do vary in how fast they age, and the divergence starts in young adulthood, a new study suggests.

    The researchers found that by the tender age of 45, people with a faster pace of "biological aging" were more likely to feel, function and look far older than they actually were. And that relative sprint toward old age began in their 20s.

    The findings, the study authors sa...

    If you're a 20-something who wants to stay sharp, listen up: A new study suggests poor health habits now may increase your risk of mental decline later in life.

    Its authors say young adulthood may be the most critical time for adopting a healthy lifestyle in order to keep your brain sharp when you're older.

    That's the upshot of an analysis of data from about 15,000 adults who were p...

    If you saunter and shuffle instead of scurry when you walk, you are at higher risk of severe illness and death from COVID-19, British researchers warn.

    For the study, the investigators analyzed data from more than 412,000 middle-aged Britons and found that among those whose weight was normal, slow walkers were more than twice as likely to develop severe COVID-19 and 3.75 times more likely...

    You're about to hop on an exercise bike and peddle your heart out, but will having to wear a face mask make it harder to breathe while you work out?

    Not according to new research that suggests healthy people can safely wear a face mask while doing vigorous exercise.

    The scientists assessed the breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels of 12 volunteers as the...

    If you think you can safely exercise without your mask in a gym during the pandemic, two new government reports show you are mistaken.

    Coronavirus outbreaks at fitness centers in Chicago and Honolulu last summer were likely the result of exercisers and instructors not wearing masks, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discovered.

    In the Chicago study...

    The link between heart-lung fitness and brain health may begin at an early age, new research shows.

    The study revealed that 4- to 6-year-olds who could walk farther during a timed test also scored higher on tests of thinking abilities and other measures of brain function.

    Most studies of the link between brain health and heart-lung ("cardiorespiratory") fitness have focused on older...

    Heart attack patients are less likely to die on the spot if they have been physically active, according to a new study.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 28,000 people in Europe who suffered a heart attack in order to see how active or more 'couch potato' lifestyles affected their risk of death.

    They found that about 18% of patients died within 28 days of their heart attack. ...

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's crucial for homebound older adults to find safe and effective ways to exercise, an expert says.

    At-home workouts can help strengthen muscles, improve balance, increase blood flow to the heart, boost the immune system and reduce stress, according to Summer Cook, an associate professor of kinesiology and an expert on senior fitness at the University of New...

    Exercise programs that are standard for heart attack survivors can also benefit people who've suffered a stroke, a new pilot study suggests.

    Researchers found that a three-month cardiac rehabilitation program improved fitness levels and muscle strength in 24 stroke survivors.

    While the study was small, the researchers said it offers evidence of what's intuitive: People recovering fr...

    Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in middle age and beyond might help keep your brain healthy, a new study suggests.

    "Our study suggests that getting at least an hour and 15 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity a week or more during midlife may be important throughout your lifetime for promoting brain health and preserving the actual structure of your brain," s...

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